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Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

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Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ
Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ 2009.jpg
Tatlıtuğ at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1983-10-27) 27 October 1983 (age 31)
Adana, Turkey
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2000–present
Notable work Gümüş as Mehmet
Aşk-ı Memnu as Behlül
Menekşe ile Halil as Halil
Ezel as Sekiz
Kuzey Güney as Kuzey
Kurt Seyit ve Şura[1] as Kurt Seyit
Home town Adana, Turkey
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Television 2005-present
Parent(s) Erdem Tatlıtuğ (father)
Nurten Tatlıtuğ (mother)
Awards Best Model of Turkey (2002)
Best Model of the World (2002)
Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor (2009)
Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor (2012)

Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Turkish pronunciation: [kɯˈvantʃ ˈtatɫɯtuː]) (born 27 October 1983, Adana) is a Turkish actor and model who has received two Golden Butterfly Awards for Best Actor. Tatlıtuğ won the pageants Best Model of Turkey and Best Model of the World in 2002.

Early life and family[edit]

Tatlıtuğ was born on 27 October 1983, in Adana, to Erdem and Nurten Tatlıtuğ. He has four siblings. Tatlıtuğ's paternal grandfather was an Albanian from Pristina[2][3][4][5][6] and his paternal grandmother was from Bosnia and Herzegovina.[7] His mother is from Edirne and his father is from Adana. He has said that he was born and raised in Adana and that his family has had a bakery business in the city for more than a hundred years.[8][9][10] He studied at Yenice Çağ Private High School where he excelled in basketball. Due his Tatlıtuğ's father's illness, the family moved to Istanbul so that his father could receive proper treatment. In Istanbul, he joined Beşiktaş sport club as an amateur basketball player.

Career[edit]

Kıvanç hosted some pageants and shows. A turning point in Tatlıtuğ's career was when he starred in Gümüş as the character Mehmet Şadoğlu. He acted in the comedy film Americans at the Black Sea which was directed by Kartal Tibet. He has also starred in other shows such as Menekşe ile Halil where he played alongside of Sedef Avcı. In the series Aşk-ı Memnu, Kıvanç shared the leading role with Beren Saat. He won the Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Aşk-ı Memnu. He provided the voice of Ken for the Turkish dubbed version of Toy Story 3. Since 2011, he has portrayed Kuzey Tekinoğlu in the Kanal D drama series Kuzey Güney which ended in June 2013. Tatlıtuğ played the poet Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu in the drama film Kelebeğin Rüyası.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Americans at the Black Sea Muzaffer
2010 Toy Story 3 (Turkish dubbed version) Ken Voice acting
2013 Kelebeğin Rüyası Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005–2007 Gümüş Mehmet Şadoğlu TV series
2006 Acemi Cadi Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ TV series (1 episode)
2007–2008 Menekşe ile Halil Halil Tuğlu TV series
2008–2010 Aşk-ı Memnu Behlül Haznedar TV series
2010 Ezel Sekiz/Ramiz Karaeski TV series (few episodes)
2011–2013 Kuzey Güney Kuzey Tekinoğlu TV series
2014 Kurt Seyit ve Şura Kurt Seyit TV series

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mehmet Akif Alakurt
Best Model of Turkey
2002
Succeeded by
Yusuf Şahan Gürdal
Preceded by
Sylvain Larochelle
Best Model of the World
2002
Succeeded by
Stefan Alie